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Looking for Alaska by John Green (review by Joyce Z. ’17)

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Miles (aka Pudge) starts out at his dad’s old high school, he’s not completely sure what’s going on, but he knows that it’s definitely not what he expected. Chip or Colonel, his roommate, introduces him to a girl named Alaska Young whom he immediately falls for. After Alaska crashes into a police car and dies, Pudge has to face what happened that night and try to forgive himself for Alaska’s death. Did Alaska drive into a police car to kill herself, or was it just a simple accident? Was she just a wild, moody prankster or was she a depressed teenager who never got over her mom’s death? John Green draws out suspense throughout the whole novel. The reader has to decipher what really happened from the few, vague clues and the mysterious atmosphere Green deliberately employs. Looking for Alaska will please those who enjoy reading suspenseful stories full of plot twists and guesswork that will keep them on the edge of their seat. – Joyce Z. ‘17

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (review by Joyce Z. ’17)

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fault in Our Stars starts off with a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster, whom the reader may forget is not normal while she is narrating the story. Instead, she is diagnosed with lung cancer and uses a miracle product that will keep her alive for a few more years. Augustus Waters has been cancer-free for a year at the cost of giving up one of his legs. The unexpected crossing of their lives creates a fascinating love story of a boy and a girl battling cancer with humor, tragedy, and romance all mixed in. John Green has spun a not so classic fairy tale that will have the reader completely absorbed until the last page. Although Hazel keeps the tone playful for the majority of the book, her insightful view of life will keep the reader pondering the fragility of life even long after it ends. – Joyce Z. ‘17

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